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July 3, 2023
David Burda
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Top Stories and Podcasts From the First Half of 2023

Today is the day to declare your independence from the healthcare status quo. Outcomes matter. Customers count. And value rules.

You can join the customer revolution in healthcare by reading or listening to the 10 most-clicked-on commentaries, blog posts and podcasts on 4sighthealth.com during the first six months of this year.

You also can follow the revolution all year long by subscribing to our 4sight Friday weekly newsletter and our 4sight Health Roundup weekly podcast.

Let’s depose the healthcare status quo and create a new healthcare system for the people.

How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think: 10 Questions with Rebeckah Orton
4sight Health’s David Burda talks pregnancy, maternal health and how to revolutionize the industry with Astoria Birth Center founder Rebeckah Orton. More.

Old vs. New Medicine: It’s Time to Topple the Healthcare Hierarchy
David W. Johnson and David Nash look at how forward-thinking health systems are preparing clinicians to meet the demands of New Medicine. More.

The R.N. and the Controller: Two Revolutionaries Battle the Healthcare Industrial Complex®
Meet two healthcare revolutionaries who are taking on modern healthcare and changing the way births and insurance are handled. More.

Ignition Plan for Cancer Moonshot
David W. Johnson and Julie Murchinson shared their thoughts on cancer prevention and early detection in light of HHS’ National Cancer Plan on the 4sight Health Roundup podcast, moderated by David Burda. Listen.

Hospitals Posted Record Profit Margins?
Since it seems like nobody’s talking about it, 4sight Health’s David Burda has the scoop: Hospitals in the U.S. posted record-breaking profits post-COVID. If you don’t have time to read the 500-page report, get the highlights. More.

Healthcare’s Final Frontier: Engaging Consumers
A disruptive consumer-driven paradigm for health is emerging, and medicine will never be the same. As consumer preferences shift, proactivity will be key. More.

Steve Klasko is Feelin’ Alright
Stephen Klasko has a remarkable new book out called “Feelin’ Alright” and as 4sight Health’s David W. Johnson discovered, even if you’re deadly serious about healthcare transformation, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. More.

Confessions of a Former CSO
Been there, done that: Dr. Carladenise Edwards shares lessons from her experience as a three-time chief strategy officer (CSO) in healthcare. Today’s lesson includes living with discomfort. More.

Can Kaiser and Geisinger Make It Work?
Family, friends and loved ones, welcome to the union of Kaiser and Geisinger, two industry health system darlings running into each other’s arms. Today’s ceremony will be officiated by David Burda. Listen.

In ‘American Hospitals’ Pride Comes Before the Fall
4sight Health’s David W. Johnson reviews “American Hospitals: Healing a Broken System” an eye-opening new documentary on healthcare in the U.S. More.

About the Author

David Burda

David Burda began covering healthcare in 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Dave writes this monthly column “Burda on Healthcare,” contributes weekly blog posts, manages our weekly newsletter 4sight Friday, and hosts our weekly Roundup podcast. Dave believes that healthcare is a business like any other business, and customers — patients — are king. If you do what’s right for patients, good business results will follow.

Dave’s personnel experiences with the healthcare system both as a patient and family caregiver have shaped his point of view. It’s also been shaped by covering the industry for 40 years as a reporter and editor. He worked at Modern Healthcare for 25 years, the last 11 as editor.

Prior to Modern Healthcare, he did stints at the American Medical Record Association (now AHIMA) and the American Hospital Association. After Modern Healthcare, he wrote a monthly column for Twin Cities Business explaining healthcare trends to a business audience, and he developed and executed content marketing plans for leading healthcare corporations as the editorial director for healthcare strategies at MSP Communications.

When he’s not reading and writing about healthcare, Dave spends his time riding the trails of DuPage County, IL, on his bike, tending his vegetable garden and daydreaming about being a lobster fisherman in Maine. He lives in Wheaton, IL, with his lovely wife of 40 years and his three children, none of whom want to be journalists or lobster fishermen.

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